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provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.c.f. bug 424647
Neil Bothwick wrote:
> You can do that anyway, with Reply to Sender. Since the whole point of a
> list like this is for open discussion, the default should be for replies
> to go to the list. It is different for, say, an announce list. The other
> Gentoo discussion lists have Reply-To set so omitting it from here seems
> more like an omission than policy.
I agree with this post completely. Omitting a Reply-To header in this
list results in less consistency amongst the mailing lists. If someone
is accustomed to most of the other Gentoo mailing lists having a
Reply-To header, it would be quite likely for them not to realise that
this list is different in that regard. Look at cokehabit for a real life
example of this.
Neil also has a great point with the fact that this list is for open
discussion, and thus the default should be for mail being sent to the
list, rather than the sender alone. It would not be difficult for people
to click 'Reply to All', but it also would not be difficult for the
infra team to set a Reply-To header. I would recommend adding a Reply-To
header to this list, if only for the sake of consistency.
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